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Politics & Public Policy

Millions and Millions of Migrants and Refugees... and What Americans Can Do to Help

Friday, February 12, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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"Bringing refugees into our country is the right thing to do and is good for our economy." – Anne Richard

According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), nearly 60 million people were considered refugees in 2014 - the highest level since 1945. More than half are children. Ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, Myanmar, and Central America are responsible for the drastic increase in displaced people.

The United States (U.S.) is one of the world's top resettlement countries for refugees. In 2015, The Migration Policy Institute reported resettling nearly 70,000 refugees. But could - or should - we be doing more?

Join us for a conversation with Anne C. Richard, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, on the worldwide refugee crisis and how Americans can help.

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